A Special Note

After the 2020 travel season was cancelled due to COVID-19, we are happy to annouce that we are planning to resume our travel program this summer.    

In order to provide a safe environment for all travelers, we are following the best practices put forth by public health authorities and are ensuring that our travel partners do the same. Therefore, all trips are subject to change. Should we need to cancel a trip to comply with changing government guidance, travelers will receive a full refund. 

Questions about Day and Extended Travel can be e-mailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Traveling Guidelines & Protocols to review:

COVID Health & Safety Protocols 

Cleaning and Safety protocols from American Heritage Trails

CDC guidance link on traveling 

Registration STARTS May 5th for the following 2021 trips.  Welcome aboard!


Day Travel: 



Mackinac Island/The Grand Hotel

October 5-8   (4 days/3 nights this year!)

Enjoy the fall colors as we travel north through Michigan making our way to Mackinac Island. After a ferry ride across the Straits, horse-drawn taxis will take us to the magnificent Grand Hotel. A tradition of gracious service amidst an island of car-free streets combine to make this resort the rarest of gems. The trip includes three nights’ lodging at the Grand Hotel, breakfasts, tea times, dinners, nightly demitasse and champagne receptions at the Grand Hotel. You may also enjoy days full of planned activities and of course, fudge. A $250 per person deposit is required with all reservation. Final payment is due August 15. Travelers Insurance is available for purchase. 4 days, 3 nights

$1,125 double/triple, $1,350 single
Code# 475103-S1


All Cancellations on day trips are subject to a $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person cancellation fee. Cancellations made within one week of departure will be refunded only if replacements can be found. There are no refunds for NO-SHOWS. All day trips include the service of a Travel Service escort, motorcoach transportation and all necessary gratuities, including those to the escort and motorcoach driver. All trips feature NO SMOKING on the motorcoaches.




Gallery of Photos from a past Mackinac Island Trip 

  • chess
  • dinner
  • an outstanding view
  • what a view
  • mackinac island what a view
  • downtown view
  • sit and rock a spell at mackinac island
  • the grand hotel

Thanks to Scott Short for providing these wonderful photos. 


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2021 Extended Trips and Tours

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Travel Service is working on trips for 2021.  Our plan is to offer a full compliment of Day Trips and Extended Trips again at that time.  See below for highlights from past years!

New York Group Photo slide

Some travelers enjoying their "Girls Trip" to New York City!  Pictured, from left to right are 
Laurene Benelli, Carrie Edwards, Tina Wells, Thelma Retz, Terrie Mays and Laurie Muzzillo.  


Thanks to our travelers who visited New York City with us and supplied these photos.


Salomon Farm "Farm to Fork Tour" photos (2021)

6 9 2021 Farm to Fork Tour 1 small   6 9 2021 Farm to Fork Tour 5 small


Brown County Travel Photos (2021)

6 16 2021 Brown County 1 small   6 16 2021 Brown County 3 small


Chicago Flower Garden Show

Recent travelers to Chicago include:Sharon Stout, Karen Wyss, Margaret DeMeritt, Donna Rensch, Dona Keiser and Becky Clifton

Day Trip Testimonials

My travel friends (Beckie, Tonda, and Leah) and I would like to say THANK YOU for such a wonderful Chicago Shopping Trip on Saturday, December 1st. Our group had a wonderful time. The price for the trip was unbeatable. The organization of the trip was flawless. Donna was a wonderful hostess who made sure everyone's needs were met. Bob, the bus driver from excursion travel, was the best driver we have ever had and we have been on quite a few bus trips in the past.

We will definitely recommend future bus trips sponsored by Parks and Recreation to our friends and families. We would certainly be interested in taking future bus trips through the Parks and Recreation. This was our first time and I sure it will not be our last.  

Thanks again for such a wonderful time last Saturday.

Michelle V.


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